I have been reading bike forums posts for years, but today I finally created a profile. In honesty, I need a little help...
I ride fixed gear, and i have a pretty cool bike. I use all city 612 cranks on my bike, and well, as a heavier rider who puts a lot of miles on, I have began to wear down and strip the square taper. I have read a lot of interesting stuff, mostly from these forums, about what made that happen. In a nut shell, what I have learned is that I should have known about all city's torque specs before I put them on last august. My cranks have been coming loose the entire time I have had them. I would always just tighten them back down but never to a specific torque. Does anyone know all city"s torque specs? I have looked on their website, but it does not list them.
I like the options for color you get from square taper cranksets, there seems to be more, but I need suggestions for a new square taper crankset, or I am going to have to do the whole splined thing. :/
I really liked my all city cranks, when they worked right, they worked well. I just don't want to spend another 135 bucks on them if this is what I have to expect.
Also, if anyone wants to offer me advice or knowledge I may not know about the workings of square tapered crank sets and bb's, let me know. I've only started getting to the maintenance side of biking last summer.